Inclusion: Explained

Big ideas in small videos.

The “explainer video” has become a popular form of communication design due to its ability to expressively communicate complex information that can be understood quickly and easily disseminated. They often combine image, text, infographics and audio to translate information from diverse areas including science, economics, health or social justice issues. The format is ideal for distribution via social media networks.

Recently, Monash University’s Respectful Communities team presented second and third year Monash University Bachelor of Design students undertaking an animation elective with a brief to develop an explainer video on a particular diversity and inclusion issue.

In response to the brief, here is a selection of videos the students created.

Respectful Communities works for an inclusive and equal Monash community that respects and celebrates diversity – a Monash community free from discrimination, harassment, and violence. We equip our community with knowledge and skills to champion cultural and social change for an equal and respectful future. Learn more.

In 2020, we provided students with a pre-recorded script to reduce the burden of producing videos under lockdown COVID-19 restrictions. This cohort produced such an outstanding selection of videos that we chose the top five to be showcased separately.

At Monash, we celebrate and support our lesbian, gay, bi, trans and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual students and staff. Learn more about the LGBTIQA+ community and support services available.